FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—At next year's Eurobike, pedelecs and e-bikes will have a bigger presence than ever before.
“In future, we’ll be putting more focus on the subject of electric vehicles (LEVs)—both as a key exhibition theme in the halls and in terms of opportunities to test and experience the vehicles on our generous open-air courses,” said Stefan Reisinger, project manager of Eurobike. The next Eurobike will take place from September 1 - 4, 2010 on the trade fairground in Friedrichshafen.
Plans for Eurobike 2010 provide far more exhibition space for e-bikes, pedelecs and LEV accessories, and direct access to various testing courses. In 2010, for the first time at Eurobike, there will also be a dedicated testing course for the fast class of LEVs. Messe Friedrichshafen plans to collaborate once again with ExtraEnergy in realizing and maintaining the testing facilities and implementing the supporting program for Eurobike. ExtraEnergy, an organization promoting electric mobility, has assisted Eurobike with its LEV testing facilities since 1996. Unlike in previous years, however, the allocation of exhibition space to LEV companies will now be coordinated exclusively by Messe Friedrichshafen.
Pedelecs and e-bikes already made a major appearance at this year's Eurobike. Trade visitors were given the opportunity to test drive new models on various courses, and the exhibition space allotted to the LEV business was twice as large as in previous years. “There were LEVs from more than 50 top brands on hand at Eurobike 2009. All the major manufacturers of pedelecs and e-bikes exhibited in Friedrichshafen,” Reisinger said.